Federal U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS e-file Return
Extracted from PDF file 2020-federal-form-8453.pdf, last modified September 2020
U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS e-file ReturnForm 8453 U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS e-file Return Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Please print or type. P R I N T C L E A R L Y OMB No. 1545-0074 For the year January 1–December 31, 2020 ▶ Go 2020 ▶ See instructions on back. to www.irs.gov/Form8453 for the latest information. Your first name and initial Last name Your social security number If a joint return, spouse’s first name and initial Last name Spouse’s social security number Home address (number and street). If you have a P.O. box, see instructions. Apt. no. ▲ City, town or post office, state, and ZIP code (If a foreign address, also complete spaces below.) Foreign country name Foreign province/state/county Important! You must enter your SSN(s) above. ▲ Foreign postal code FILE THIS FORM ONLY IF YOU ARE ATTACHING ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING FORMS OR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS. Check the applicable box(es) to identify the attachments. Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes (or equivalent contemporaneous written acknowledgement) Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (or POA that states the agent is granted authority to sign the return) Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method Form 3468 - attach a copy of the first page of NPS Form 10-168, Historic Preservation Certification Application (Part 2— Description of Rehabilitation), with an indication that it was received by the Department of the Interior or the State Historic Preservation Officer, together with proof that the building is a certified historic structure (or that such status has been requested) Form 4136 - attach the Certificate for Biodiesel and, if applicable, Statement of Biodiesel Reseller or a certificate from the provider identifying the product as renewable diesel and, if applicable, a statement from the reseller Form 5713, International Boycott Report Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions, Section A (if any statement or qualified appraisal is required), or Section B, Donated Property, and any related attachments (including any qualified appraisal or partnership Form 8283) Form 8332, Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent (or certain pages from a divorce decree or separation agreement that went into effect after 1984 and before 2009) (see instructions) Form 8858, Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Foreign Disregarded Entities (FDEs) and Foreign Branches (FBs) Form 8864 - attach the Certificate for Biodiesel and, if applicable, Statement of Biodiesel Reseller or a certificate from the provider identifying the product as renewable diesel and, if applicable, a statement from the reseller Form 8885, Health Coverage Tax Credit, and all required attachments Form 8949, Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets (or a statement with the same information), if you elect not to report your transactions electronically on Form 8949 DON’T SIGN THIS FORM. For Disclosure, Privacy Act, and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see your tax return instructions. Cat. No. 62766T Form 8453 (2020) Page 2 Form 8453 (2020) General Instructions Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Form 8453 and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after they were published, go to www.irs.gov/Form8453. Purpose of Form Use Form 8453 to send any required paper forms or supporting documentation listed next to the checkboxes on Form 8453 (don’t send Form(s) W-2, W-2G, or 1099-R). Don’t attach any form or document that isn’t shown on Form 8453 next to the checkboxes. If you are required to mail in any documentation CAUTION not listed on Form 8453, you can’t file the tax return electronically. Note: Don’t mail a copy of an electronically filed Form 1040, 1040-SR, 1040-NR, 1040-PR, or 1040-SS to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). ! ▲ When and Where To File If you are an ERO, you must mail Form 8453 to the IRS within 3 business days after receiving acknowledgement that the IRS has accepted the electronically filed tax return. If you are filing your tax return using an online provider, mail Form 8453 to the IRS within 3 business days after you have received acknowledgement from your intermediate service provider and/or transmitter that the IRS has accepted your electronically filed tax return. If you don’t receive an acknowledgement, you must contact your intermediate service provider and/or transmitter. Mail Form 8453 to: Internal Revenue Service Attn: Shipping and Receiving, 0254 Receipt and Control Branch Austin, TX 73344-0254 Specific Instructions Name and address. Print or type the information in the spaces provided. If using a foreign address, don’t abbreviate the country name. P.O. box. Enter the box number only if the post office doesn’t deliver mail to the home address. Note: The address must match the address shown on the electronically filed tax return. Social security number (SSN). Be sure to enter the taxpayer’s SSN in the space provided on Form 8453. If a joint tax return, list the SSNs in the same order as the first names. Payments Don’t attach a payment to Form 8453. Instead, mail it by April 15, 2021, with Form 1040-V to the IRS at the applicable address shown on that form. If a Form 1040-V isn’t available, see the instructions for your tax return for other ways to get forms or you can go to www.irs.gov/Forms. To pay your taxes online or for more information, go to www.irs.gov/Payments. Form 2848. An electronically transmitted return signed by an agent must have a power of attorney attached to Form 8453 that specifically authorizes the agent to sign the return. Divorce decree or separation agreement. If the divorce decree or separation agreement went into effect after 1984 and before 2009, the noncustodial parent can attach certain pages from the decree or agreement instead of Form 8332. To be able to do this, the decree or agreement must state all three of the following. 1. The noncustodial parent can claim the child as a dependent without regard to any condition (such as payment of support). 2. The other parent won’t claim the child as a dependent. 3. The years for which the claim is released. The noncustodial parent must attach all of the following pages from the decree or agreement. • Cover page (include the other parent’s SSN on that page). • The pages that include all of the information identified in (1) through (3) above. • Signature page with the other parent’s signature and date of agreement. Note: The noncustodial parent must attach the required information even if it was filed with a return in an earlier year.
2020 Form 8453
More about the Federal Form 8453 Individual Income Tax TY 2020
We last updated the U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS e-file Return in January 2021, so this is the latest version of Form 8453, fully updated for tax year 2020. You can download or print current or past-year PDFs of Form 8453 directly from TaxFormFinder. You can print other Federal tax forms here.
Related Federal Individual Income Tax Forms:
|Form Code||Form Name|
|Form 8453-FE||U.S. Estate or Trust Declaration for an IRS e-file Return|
|Form 8453-PE||U.S. Partnership Declaration for an IRS e-file Return|
|Form 8453-C||U.S. Corporation Income Tax Declaration for an IRS e-file Return|
|Form 8453-B||U.S. Electing Large Partnership Declaration for an IRS e-file Return|
|Form 8453-EMP||Employment Tax Declaration for an IRS e-file Return|
|Form 8453-EO||Exempt Organization Declaration and Signature for Electronic Filing|
|Form 8453-EX||Excise Tax Declaration for an IRS e-file Return|
|Form 8453-F E||U.S. Estate or Trust Income Tax Declaration and Signature for Electronic Filing|
|Form 8453-I||Foreign Corporation Income Tax Declaration for an IRS e-file Return|
|Form 8453-R||Declaration and Signature for Electronic Filing of Forms 8947 and 8963|
The Internal Revenue Service usually releases income tax forms for the current tax year between October and January, although changes to some forms can come even later. We last updated Federal Form 8453 from the Internal Revenue Service in January 2021.
About the Individual Income Tax
The IRS and most states collect a personal income tax, which is paid throughout the year via tax withholding or estimated income tax payments.
Most taxpayers are required to file a yearly income tax return in April to both the Internal Revenue Service and their state's revenue department, which will result in either a tax refund of excess withheld income or a tax payment if the withholding does not cover the taxpayer's entire liability. Every taxpayer's situation is different - please consult a CPA or licensed tax preparer to ensure that you are filing the correct tax forms!
Historical Past-Year Versions of Federal Form 8453
We have a total of ten past-year versions of Form 8453 in the TaxFormFinder archives, including for the previous tax year. Download past year versions of this tax form as PDFs here:
2011 Form 8453
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